01/29/13 The 5th Annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser for the Marshall County Neighborhood Center was held this past Saturday at the Swan Lake Resort. The evening began with hors d’oeuvres and professional photos with Photography by Jayme.
Karen Barden, committee chairman and board member said, “We did have a great event.” Although they are still getting some checks in for table sponsorships and auction items, it looks like they will end up around $65,000 for the event. Barden said of the amount raised, “A great success, by any measure.”
Although the dancers spent countless hours perfecting their dances over the past several months the winner is determined by the popular vote of who is able to secure the largest number of votes. When the voting came to a close about 10:45 Saturday evening the fundraiser had broken a couple records. The first was: several couples who had more than 100 votes this year. Barden said, “We had more couple over 100 votes this year than we ever have.” The second record breaker was the number one couple was able to attain more than 1,000 votes.
Funds from the Dancing With the Stars fundraiser will help to support the Neighborhood Center Food Pantry, the Five Star mentoring program at Lincoln Junior High School and community outreach for the Center.